Chewbeads’ Pacifier Clips Can Break and Cause Choking

Chewbeads' Where's the Pacifier? clips come in 4 styles, including sheriffs badge

Health Canada, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and Chewbeads, Inc. are recalling almost 6,000 Where’s the Pacifier?-brand pacifier clips, citing the product as a choking risk to infants and toddlers.

Imported by the New York-based Chewbeads, which is represented in Canada by B.C.’s Fulton Sales, the clips come in four designs: butterfly, dinosaur, heart, and sheriff badge. Each features a 15-cm-long satin ribbon threaded through eight multi-coloured beads. The ribbon attaches to a pacifier on one end and a plastic D-ring on the other.

According to the joint notice, the product’s D-ring may break and the beads can detach, resulting in a choking hazard if babies and toddlers swallow them.

The recalled products were sold between September 2014 and June 2015 through various Canadian children’s stores and independent children’s boutiques.

While Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents involving Canadian consumers who’ve used the product, Chewbeads, Inc. has received seven reports of D-ring breakage, including two from Canadian consumers. Neither Health Canada nor Chewbeads has received reports of any injuries to consumers.

However, Health Canada says consumers should stop using the affected products immediately and contact Chewbeads to receive a refund or a replacement pacifier clip, which features an upgraded D-ring and ribbon material.

For more information, contact Health Canada.

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